Examples of how NOT to park

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Farmerbob1, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Road Train Member

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    Most jacked up parking I'd ever seen. Midget cars would have issues parking there.

    I agree. Most mom n pops have decent parking. Down the road from that J is the Mr Gas Roady's. Dang that's a nice lot! And I doubt it's ever filled. That stupid J certainly is tho.
     
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  3. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Sure wish I hadn't been there that lot is setup stupid as ####
     
  4. Farmerbob1

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    The only Flying J / Pilot I can think of that I absolutely refuse to even try to park in due to lot arrangement is the one near Murfreesboro, TN. I40, ex 81 I think. About a third of the parking there is jammed into a side lot that is a nightmare to try to get into or out of after half the spots are taken. The rest of the spots are nearly always full. Just not worth my time to even think about parking there.
     
  5. mstrchf117

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    I've been there to fuel and scale. Think I went to park once. Ended up pulling through the wash bay to get out
     
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  6. Trucker61016

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    The pilot in Cambridge, Oh is pretty much useless for parking because the pumps are right in front of the parking, no chance of parking if someone's fueled and pulled forward....
     
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  7. Farmerbob1

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    I remembered another Pilot / Flying J that's not worth trying to park at. The tiny one near the 81/77 junction near Roanoak. Same problem you described. There are 10 spots or so, and they are all directly in front of the fuel lanes, so close you have to stay parked on the fuel lane after fueling, or nobody will be able to pull out.
     
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  8. Trucker61016

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    Yes, come to think theres another one in Drums, Pa i think, its a tiny Pilot and getting in to fuel can easily take an hour if they're busy.....
     
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  9. Coffey

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    My favorite part of pulling a cattle pot is the free parking like this 20210506_042306.jpg
     
  10. WesternPlains

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    Any of the close in truck stops in Chicago. It’s hell just getting fuel.
    I always just head out 35 or so miles off i55, or i57.
     
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  11. Linte_Loco

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    Worst I saw was one in PA a few years ago. Line of angled parking against a curb and another in front at same angle. For some reason as the trucks get closer to the end, they get further back from truck to their left

    I was on back row on curb near end. I woke up and saw trailers 25-30 in front of me. Tried to pull out, even though I knew I couldn’t, and when my drives were on the trucks hood next to me, I was a foot from a trailer in front of me. And they were almost touching on my right as it went down. o_O

    No marked spaces where they were. Should have been, there was room to mark some. Just weird
     
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